Five of the most influential women in media and entertainment have been chosen for ‘Variety’s’ Power Of Women 2016 issue, and each cover is more flawless than the next. From Julianne Moore to Lupita Nyong’o, we can’t decide which cover was our fave! What do you think? VOTE.
The 2016 issue of Variety’s Power Of Women has just been unveiled and it is absolutely stunning! This year, Variety is honoring, Lupita Nyong’o, 33, Julianne Moore, 55, Misty Copeland, 33, Megyn Kelly, 45, and Vera Wang, 66. All five of these women are so gorgeous and talented, so we are not surprise they were chosen for this honorable award. We love all of the covers, do you? Which one was your favorite? VOTE.
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These five special women were chosen because they are “the most impactful women working in entertainment and media,” and they are all Lifetime Impact honorees. Each woman has a cause that is near and dear to them and they have all made immense distinction in their chosen causes.
Julianne chose gun control. “Devastated by the spike in shootings across the country, Moore became involved with Everytown for Gun Safety, the largest U.S. organization for gun violence prevention. In October 2015, Moore launched the Everytown Creative Council as founding chairwoman. The council boasts such artists as J.J. Abrams, Ellen DeGeneres, Steve Carell and Amy Schumer. Moore points out that the group’s efforts are ‘not an anti-gun movement or a partisan movement — this is about safety.'”
Lupita chose, Mother Health International for African relief, which is an organization “dedicated to providing relief to women and children in Uganda and other impoverished or war-torn regions, in large part by creating locally engaged birthing centers.” Lupita stated, “It’s a tragedy that women’s bodies are used as tools of war. When that happens, the trauma of war affects birthing. Mortality rates of children are so high and mothers die at such a high rate in these areas. It’s so important to change that.”
Vera went with, Youth Anxiety Center, because she stated there’s been a “tsunami of stimuli swirling around young people today, from family dynamics to what’s going on culturally — the hookups, the Tinder thing, as well as the obsessive pressure to hyper-achieve in school, at sports and in countless other pursuits.” Because of her hard work, the New York Presbyterian Youth Anxiety Center was established in collaboration with Weill Cornell Medical College and Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons.
Misty Copeland chose Project Plie, “the diversity initiative for which ABT has partnered with the Boys & Girls Club of America to create an infrastructure of training and support for underrepresented communities in the classical ballet world.” Misty said, “I was the only African-American woman at ABT for a decade, and so much of what I do now is mentoring young minority dancers and trying to be a support system for them.”
Lastly, Megyn Kelly opted for Childhelp. “Every 10 seconds in the country, someone calls up to report a child abuse crime in progress,” she said. “After receiving a 2009 award from the nonprofit Childhelp for covering these issues as an anchor on Fox News, she continued to stay involved by donating her time and appearing at fundraisers.”